A few kind of fun things to share today, because, well, I've been snowed in for 36 hours and feeling a little punchy. First off, is this 2 minute video is a nice lesson in teaching and trust from a dog, and a cat. Looks about right.
Check out this creative video ad for spaying and neutering from No Kill LA. The ad features Kevin Nealon wanting to talk to you about a whole host of problems (including Kangaroo Impotence) -- but noting that many of the problems you can't do much about -- but solving the homeless pet issue is one you can do something about. Good stuff.
I often talk about how much pets are becoming a part of our lives, and how pet owning is hitting mainstream. It's also interesting to see how many companies have taken to the cause of promoting shelters and rescuing pets. But while the Bud Light WEEGO commercial hit airwaves during the Super Bowl, this spot, by Chevy, drives home the many great characteristcs of America's shelter dogs.
Also of significance is the number of pit bull type dogs that are proudly on display by their owners...further highlighting these dogs as dogs own by mainstream Americans. Enjoy.
h/t: Seattle Dog Spot
A new DVD is going to be released documenting Wallace the Pit Bull -- a World Champion Disk Dog. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet Roo and Clare and get to see Wallace perform twice in person.
Buy a DVD, or catch it on Satellite TV at the end of the month.
I don't know how many people are familiar with the website Chat Roulette. The concept behind the website was a bit like speed dating -- where you do online video chats with randomly assigned people. When one party is done with the conversation they click "next" to ge the next randomly assigned person.
The concept is mostly a failure for normal people of course -- because, well, there are a lot of creepy people who do online internet video chats who like to show off their parts to others. It's one redeeming quality may have been this improv piano player who is awesome.
But from the idea evolved the idea of Cute Roulette. Cute roulette takes the same concept -- but this time you get randomly assigned cute videos of animals. And when you're done, you hit "next" and go to the next cute video. This site is an instant bad-mood killer and if it doesn't make you smile you apparently have no sole.
I'm actually really honored to have been nominated for the Animal Welfare Blogger Award. There are a lot of great people out there doing a lot of great work - -and I feel pretty cool just being on the list with them.
So go over to their place and vote. Vote for me, or not (I won't be offended). But vote -- because there are a lot of great people out there doing a lot of great things and are worthy of recognition.
Voting ends on December 5, with winners announced on December 20.